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The Voice of the DBA

Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Archives: November 2005


I wrote an editorial on the 64-bit decision by Exchange to not release their next version in 32 bit. Only 64. Some friends and I had a discussion at lunch today, with most of them thinking this was more a marketing decision than a technical one, but I'm not sure.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 November 2005

I love wireless!!!

I took part of today off to attend the Denver Woodworking show north of Denver. I left early because, well, I was excited and wanted to get down here and allow for any traffic issues while driving through Denver. It's also my son's birthday, so I need to be back…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 18 November 2005

Named Instances and SS2K

I saw Alex's post on installing a named instance of SS2K5 and having issues with SS2K. I wanted to note that Dale Corey and I are working on a SQL Server Management Studio book and I needed to check some things using the RTM code. I need my desktop to…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 18 November 2005

Apologies and Testing

First, apologies to the Database Daily readers. I'll include one in next week's issue as well, but the links didn't work and it's my fault.

The reason it happened is quite simple. I made a change and didn't test it. But the back story is a touch more complicated and…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 November 2005


If you haven't seen it, I started a poll in the editorial today. Check it out and give you answer: Ten Most Influential People in the 20th Century.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 November 2005

Day Zero

Today's the day!!!

SQL Server is being released as I type this and I'm online listening to the keynote from Steve Ballmer.

I'm not thrilled with him as a speaker, I'd much prefer Bill Gates, Paul Flessner,  or Bill Baker, but Steve's the voice of the company, so it makes…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 November 2005

Boycott Sony

In general I have been a Sony fan for most of my life, starting with the Walkmans they brought out in the eighties.

But no more. Not sure if I'll skip their movies, but I am done buying Sony products for now after the rootkit incidents. There are two entries…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 4 November 2005

Looking For Technical Editors

If anyone is interested, we are looking for people that are interested in doing some technical editing for our magazine, the SQL Server Standard.

We're offering $25 and a free one year subscription or $50 for each article and we have them in a variety of areas. If anyone is…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 November 2005